I noticed this there.
The returning user notice is indicating that, prior to posting that message 7 hours ago, their previous post was 6 months before that. Does that make sense?
I think this cropped up recently in this topic too:
In fact, you have one on your OP here as an example:
Right. The point of that message is to let people know that this is the first time that they have posted since their previous post 6 months ago. Obviously, this post was after that.
Perhaps the German translation needs work.
I think the German translation has the same meaning.
In both languages it says “last post”, maybe “previous post” would clarify, that this talks about the post before the one below.
I think you’re right. It’s a subtle difference, but definitely more correct.